1 Peter 2:24 NLT He personally carried our sins in His body on the cross so that we can be dead to sin and live for what is right. By His wounds you are healed.

We read and hear about stories of miraculous instantaneous healing. We’ll get inspired about stories of a person who was sick one day, they believed God’s word, and the next day they were completely well. Every believer would love an instantaneous healing, but that’s not always the case.

God’s word says we’re healed. How health in our physical bodies happens is totally up to Him. When our bodies are under attack, we can be healed instantaneously, but we can also be healed by the wisdom God gives doctors. We can treat certain symptoms through medication until our bodies respond to God’s word.

If we’re so focused on getting healed or receiving any promise of God miraculously, we may stop believing if it doesn’t happen the way we think it should happen, or we can miss God providing an answer to our prayers by other means.

The end goal is health. How it happens shouldn’t matter. If we believe God’s word and it happens in a day, great, but if it takes time, doctors, treatments, or medicine that shouldn’t shake our faith. It’s still by His stripes we are healed.

Inspired by Charles Capps